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Bold Ambition And Strategic Change At Bar Ilan University
he hopes to accomplish
top 500 respectively
universities, and in some areas of academic which he initiated and launched in his previous position
products of the twin hemispheres of the human brain, must now join
performance it numbers among the leading 400. The as Vice President for Research. The Impact Centers
to academic inquiry
even more ambitious goal: to become one of the 250 at Bar-Ilan, called “challenge-driven research.” Zaban
- Rabbi Jonathan
explains that “the emphasis in these
of higher learning
centers is on the universal challenge
around the globe. “We have the
that needs to be confronted in
right people and capabilities to
general and the specific application
climb upward toward the highest
of that challenge here in Israel.” These BIU Impact
academic echelons, while advancing research and Centers bring together researchers and students from
teaching – for the benefit of the State of Israel, its different academic disciplines to solve these complex
citizens and humanity as a whole.”
problems, and will contribute significantly to generating
major change in our world. “The impact may be
The pursuit of excellence and academic achievement
social, economic, political, technological, medical and
is only part of Prof. Zaban’s vision for the future. Of even cultural.”
prime importance is Bar-Ilan’s capacity, as an academic
institution, to make a significant impact on our lives. This
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